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Technology
July 15, 2014 Posted by
We asked, “Does your company have women on your board or at the c-level?” More than 1,200 executives around the world responded. More than half said “no.”
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
July 11, 2014 Posted by

Portugal’s lack of Espirito, the SEC’s decision point, and the Chinese homebuyer down the street.

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Startups; Technology
July 11, 2014 Posted by

At an exclusive CEO event in Santa Monica, Warner Bros. Records and Warner/Chappell Music Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang talks to Silicon Valley Bank CEO Greg Becker about current trends in the music industry, the impact tech has had on the industry, and his views on the most effective leadership styles.

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FX Daily
July 10, 2014 Posted by
Global equity markets are under pressure on concerns that Portugal is experiencing financial stress, with Portuguese 10 year notes yielding 20 basis points more than yesterday. U.S. treasuries, gold, and the JPY are rallying as safe havens.
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FX Daily
July 09, 2014 Posted by

The markets are awaiting the release of the FOMC minutes today for insights into the Fed’s sentiment on the economy and the timing of the first rate hike. In June the FOMC updated forecasts for unemployment, inflation, and the Fed Funds rate that indicated members were becoming more optimistic about the U.S. economic outlook.

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FX Daily
July 08, 2014 Posted by
Greece resisted calls from the ECB to undertake a third bailout as Draghi warned that the pace of the nation’s economic fixes has slowed. According to reporters in Brussels, Greece is ruling out additional aid, which would come with new conditions, after the current rescue package comes to an end.
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Advisories; FX Outlook; Global Edge
July 07, 2014 Posted by
The July Silicon Valley Bank Monthly Currency Outlook explains why interest rate differentials serve as an indicator of currency strength.
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FX Daily
July 07, 2014 Posted by
Global equities are trading lower today and yields on U.S. treasuries are trading higher as concern mounts about the timing of the Fed’s first rate hike.  U.S. inflation figures have crept higher, hitting the Fed’s 2% target, and the unemployment has fallen to 6.1%, below the Fed’s initial target of 6.5%.
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